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My Turn: It's your state, Alaskans. Protect it.

...live in Alaska. In the few months that I have lived here, I have stood on top of mountains and dipped my hands in the Yukon River. I have slept under the watchful gaze of Denali, befriended a musher on solstice, watched a caribou lazily scratch...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-27/my-turn-its-your-state-alaskans-prote
Opinion
Yukon River king salmon returns see improvement

...FAIRBANKS - Alaska fisheries managers said it appears they have achieved their goal of getting a sufficient number of Yukon River king salmon to their Canadian spawning grounds.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the number of king salmon...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-28/yukon-river-king-salmon-returns-see-imp
State
Work starts on road to Tanana

...beyond Tanana.The road also doesn't quite make it to Tanana. The gravel lane will end on the south bank of the Yukon River, 6 miles upstream from Tanana. There are no plans now for a bridge over the river, meaning people will have to take...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-23/work-starts-road-tanana
State
Summer books roundup

...University of Alaska Press, August 2014)Chinook, a female king salmon, travels from the Bering Sea, up the Yukon River, and on to the Nisutlin River, to deliver her eggs. Based on the story of a real-life Chinook, this book combines...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-17/summer-books-roundup
Art
Alaska Native land-claims leader dies

...born to Arthur and Myrtle Rose-Wright. His father was an Athabascan who was born at the confluence of the Tanana and Yukon rivers. His mother was born in Wyoming, later working as an Episcopal missionary nurse in Alaska.Wright was a man of many...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-13/alaska-native-land-claims-leader-dies
State
175km Trail of '98 Ultra to debut at this year's Road Relay

...will begin their adventure in the afternoon of September 5, 2014 in Skagway and finish on September 6, 2014 along the Yukon River in Rotary Park, Whitehorse.Ontario born Will Kidnew and Juneau's Klas Stolpe are planning on tackling the Trail...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-30/175km-trail-98-ultra-debut-years-road-
Sports
A year later, volunteers help rebuild town

...declared.The flooding was caused by an ice jam on the Yukon River that backed water into the community, swamping areas...lived in Galena for 33 years, said the flooding of the Yukon River last year was unlike anything he's ever seen."It...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-18/year-later-volunteers-help-rebuild-town
State
First Yukon River king salmon reach Canada

FAIRBANKS - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game said the first Yukon River spawning king salmon have reached the border with Canada.As of Monday, 700 kings, also called chinook salmon, were detected...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-01/first-yukon-river-king-salmon-reach-can
State
Wildfires grow in southcentral Alaska

...north in interior Alaska, 16 smokejumpers worked to protect buildings from a fire east of the Dalton Highway at the Yukon River Bridge. Structures west of the highway, including a restaurant and cabins, could be in the fire's path if it crosses...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-22/wildfires-grow-southcentral-alaska
State
In Alaska village, banishment helps keep peace

...providers within a community," she said. "Try to pre-empt a bad situation before it happens."Tanana is on the Yukon River, a traditional transportation artery in Alaska's vast interior. More than a century after changing from trading...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-20/alaska-village-banishment-helps-keep-pe
State

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